A chocolate brownie or simply a brownie is a square or rectangular chocolate baked confection. Brownies come in a variety of forms and may be either fudgy or cakey, depending on their density. They may include nuts, frosting, cream cheese, chocolate chips, or other ingredients.
A variation made with brown sugar and vanilla rather than chocolate in the batter is called a blond brownie or blondie.
The brownie was developed in the United States at the end of the 19th century and popularized in the U.S. and Canada during the first half of the 20th century.
Brownies are typically eaten by hand, often accompanied by milk, served warm with ice cream , topped with whipped cream, or sprinkled with powdered sugar and fudge.
In North America, they are common homemade treats even if they are also popular in restaurants and coffee houses.
|Difficulty level : easy|
|Prep time : 15 min|
|Cook time : 10 min|
|Total time : 25 min|
|Yield : 6 servings|
|1.5 cups dark chocolate|
|2/3 cup butter, melted|
|3/4 cup sugar|
|0.8 cup flour|
|1 tbsp vanilla sugar|
|1 cup dried fruits (pecans, walnuts or hazelnuts)|
|4 tbsp walnut or hazelnut oil|
|1 pinch bicarbonate|
|1 pinch salt|
- Break the dark chocolate into pieces.
- Put in a bowl and melt with butter in a bain-marie.
- In another large bowl, beat the eggs with the sugar until the mixture is white, then add the chocolate mixture.
- Then add baking soda, salt, flour and vanilla sugar.
- Chop the nuts (keep for the finish) and add them to the preparation.
- Pour the mixture into a 10 inch pan.
- Sprinkle with a little walnuts.
- Preheat oven to 360° F.
- Bake during 15 at 20 min.
- Serve cold accompanied by custard or whipped cream.